Developer website: MacZ Software
TextWorks is a Mac OS X text editor that has been designed from the ground up with speed and efficiency in mind. It can read and write various text file types, ranging from plain text to RTF and HTML. It provides all standard text tools and adds loads of new ones, such as a text e-mailer and a translator tool.
Version 3.2 adds the following:
- Added a toolbar Find field, which can be quickly accessed with Command-F. The Find And Replace sheet can now be invoked with Command-Shift-F.
- Added an Internet translation feature, powered by BabelFish. Selected text in documents can now be translated through the Special menu's translation commands.
- Added a Color menu item to the style menu to mirror the functionality of the color button.
- Moved text style controls to the bottom of the window to unclutter the top portion.
- The program now uses sheets (document-modal dialogs) for save operations. This makes it possible to continue working in other documents even if a window is displaying the save file dialog box.
- Other sheets such as the Text E-Mailer, the Text Info box and the Find dialog have been improved by switching from proprietary code to Carbon API calls. These sheets are now translucent and no longer cause the parent window to become inactive.
- Added full support for proxy icons in the window title bar. It can now be command-clicked for getting the full file path to the current document. The proxy icon can also be dragged into another program or window for easy attachment.
- Added commands for New Document and Preferences to the application's Dock tile menu.
- Application is now a Mac OS X application bundle (.app). As a benefit, the user's license data is now stored directly within the application, so even if TextWorks is moved to another Mac, it will still remember the license data. Also, the help files are less likely to go missing.
Mac OS X 10.1 or later